About me

I am offering both online counselling via Zoom and face to face counselling as I can ensure social distancing in my therapy room.

I am an experienced counsellor and registered member of the BACP. I aim to provide you with a safe and non-judgemental space to help you process difficult feelings and events you may be experiencing

I am an integrative counsellor which means I combine different therapeutic styles to best fit your needs and tailor the sessions to work for you. My role is not to tell you what to do nor can I give advice, but I can help you develop your own insights, understand the cause of your issues and to find ways of coping so you are able to resolve them. I work at your pace with you deciding what you want to explore and when, so you are always in control of what you share in therapy.

I work with people from all walks of life and with a variety of issues including:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Loneliness
  • Work and organisational issues
  • Family issues including relationship issues between mothers and daughters

The most important factor for successful counselling is the relationship between client and counsellor. Finding the right counsellor can feel overwhelming so I offer a free 15-minute telephone call to help you decide if I am the right person for you and you feel comfortable working with me.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a certified Mother-Daughter coach, and I can help you identify and explore issues within your relationship with your mother and/or daughter(s) that are causing distress and help you learn how to listen and communicate to be heard.

I worked with survivors of rape and sexual abuse for over two years, supporting them to manage trauma symptoms. When working with trauma survivors, I use a phased approach which allows clients to explore their experience in a safe and stable way.

I am also experienced in working with anxiety, loneliness, and employment related concerns.

I also a lectured in Counselling Skills at Basingstoke College of Technology.

Qualifications

  • CPCAB L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB L3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology
     

Further Training & CPD

  • Mother-Daughter Attachment Training
  • Phase-orientated Trauma Model
  • The Trauma of Boarding School
  • Disordered Eating or Eating Disorders: Communication of Disconnection and Food
  • The Web of Shame in the Therapeutic Space
  • 7 Keys for Working Successfully with Men in Therapy
  • The Chronically Disempowered Client
  • Working with Anxiety: A compassion-focused approach

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

The most important factor for successful counselling is the relationship between client and counsellor. Finding the right counsellor can feel overwhelming so I offer a free 15-minute telephone call to help you decide if I am the right person for you and you feel comfortable working with me.

My fee is £60 for a 50-minute session and I have various payment options which means you can pay by cash, card or bank transfer.

Availability

I work Monday to Friday and have daytime and evening appointments.

Further information

My practice is in Caversham Heights and easy to reach by bus, train or car. Parking is available.

Reading
Berkshire
RG4

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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Jane Thompson

Jane Thompson